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Definition 1: any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for torpedo in the sense of this definition

(torpedo is a kind of ...) cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

(... is a member of torpedo) electric rays

Definition 2: armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target - [noun denoting artifact]

(torpedo is a kind of ...) weaponry used by military or naval force

(... is a kind of torpedo ) a torpedo designed to be launched from an airplane

(... is a kind of torpedo ) a metal pipe filled with explosive, used to detonate land mines or to clear a path through barbed wire

(... is a kind of torpedo ) a torpedo that is guided to its target (as by the sound of a ship's engines)

(... is a kind of torpedo ) a torpedo designed to be launched from a submarine

Definition 3: a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead - [noun denoting artifact]

(torpedo is a kind of ...) device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy

(torpedo is a kind of ...) an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

Definition 4: a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface - [noun denoting artifact]

(torpedo is a kind of ...) (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.

Definition 5: an explosive device that is set off in an oil well (or a gas well) to start or to increase the flow of oil (or gas) - [noun denoting artifact]

(torpedo is a kind of ...) device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy

Definition 6: a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States - [noun denoting food]

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(torpedo is a kind of ...) two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

Definition 7: a professional killer who uses a gun - [noun denoting person]

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(torpedo is a kind of ...) a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

Definition 8: attack or hit with torpedoes - [verb of competition]

(torpedo is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

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